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KPF completes Imperial College Eastside Residence

London’s Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects (KPF) has completed its £64 million Eastside Residence in South Kensington, housing three student halls for Imperial College, London

The 14,567m2 project replaces the 1967 Linstead Hall and completes the redevelopment of Prince’s Gardens square.

The building, which ‘mirrors the design of the Southside Residences’, has 419 single bedrooms, a ground floor shop, two common rooms and a café bar. KPF’s design team included Sara Aronsson, Anabel Fernandez, Minseok Kim, Maria Laina, David Leventhal, Fred Pilbrow, Jung Soo Kim, Eva Tiedemann and Eunsil Yang.



Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Location: South Kensington, London
Type of Project: Student Residence
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor
Project Architect(s): Simon Close, Rebecca Egea, Chris Hoevels, Jon Neville-Jones
Design Team: Sara Aronsson, Anabel Fernandez, Minseok Kim, Maria Laina, David Leventhal, Fred Pilbrow, Jung Soo Kim, Eva Tiedemann, Eunsil Yang
Client: Imperial College London
Funding: Imperial College London
Form of contract and/or procurement: NEC-PSC
Total cost: Confidential
M&E consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt / Briggs and Forrester
Quantity surveyor: Gleeds (London)
Planning supervisor: Gerald Eve LLP
Lighting consultant: Hilson Moran
Main contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Tender date: Negotiated Tender - From Stage D commencing around October
2007 including Stage E up to the 11/05/07
Start on site date: 2nd July 2007 (Start of Main Contract Works)
Contract duration: Main Contract Works Completion date 31st August 2009 - about 112 weeks
Gross internal floor area: 14,567 m2
Annual co2 emissions: Not available

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